WELCOME TO THE PLACE
WHERE SMART MEETS HEART.
WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL WHERE SCHOLARLY MEETS SOCIALLY AWARE ART MEETS ATHLETICS REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS MEET THOUGHTFUL SOLUTIONS TEACHING MEETS INSPIRATION CHALLENGE MEETS CHARACTER
City as Our CampusSM connects students with the community for authentic learning experiences. First graders are learning about building and community design from seasoned architects. PostAP high school seniors are using research science to prototype solutions to community problems. And inspired middle schoolers are writing about society and recording their songs with an award-winning studio artist.
DISCOVERING THE WORLD
STARTING WITH THE CITY AROUND US.
WT’s nationally recognized City as Our Campus initiative is an integrated part of WT’s rigorous core academic curriculum, amplifying it with meaningful, realworld experiences. By working with nearly 100 partners from industry, academia, government and nonprofit fields—and with a range of resources, tools, and materials—students don’t just gain understanding of the community’s most pressing issues, they work to solve them. INVENTED DEVICE FOR POTHOLE DETECTION TO MAKE DRIVING SAFER FOR EVERYONE. At WT, the only thing more powerful than what students learn is why they learn it.
AT THE HEART OF ALL WE DO
By weaving the Computer Science curriculum from Pre-K to Grade 12, WT became one of the first schools in the region to bring systems thinking to life at every level, for every student. And then, by integrating disciplines, from math and science to art and the humanities, curious learners are making incredible connections that stimulate intellectual growth. WTâ€™s innovative academic curriculum provides students with a strong foundation for intellectual development. Layered in are meaningful project-based learning experiences through our City as Our Campus program that give students an opportunity to put their knowledge to test in ways not possible in the classroom alone. Itâ€™s why WT continues to lead the way by combining rigor and relevance, setting a standard among independent schools nationwide.
“THINK ALSO OF THE COMFORT
AND THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS.”
It was an idea penned by our founder, Miss Mitchell, more than a century ago. And yet, its message endures every day throughout our hallways. As much as academic learning shapes young students’ lives, so does the development of character. Through each of our divisions, we’re in lively dialogue about what it means to be a member of society and the habits of honesty, humility, respect, and empathy. These aren’t just words, but rather the moral imperative we activate each day as our credo, Miss Mitchell‘s insightful command, guides our interactions with each other, in the classroom, on the playgrounds, and everywhere in between.
LEARNING TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS
TO CREATE ORIGINAL WORKS
Middle Schoolers study artist Chuck Closeâ€™s photorealistic style and create paintings that hang in public spaces throughout the school. Our youngest learners work with a world of media and genres, developing a broad knowledge of art and artists. And all Upper School students study visual arts, from glass and photography to painting and digital arts. The strong arts curriculum is one reason the student literary magazine, Plaid, is a perennial national award winner. Each year, both local and national guests artists, as well as students and faculty, are showcased in our Gallery.
ON A MIGHTY STAGE. Two Pennsylvania state cross country championships. WPIAL soccer and basketball titles. And scores of section clinching, playoff berths, and state appearances. WTâ€™s Athletics program has grown in recent years to be as successful as it is fun. Here, Athletics focuses on teamwork, skill development, and commitment. With high participation rates in all divisions, a wide range of team offerings, and school spirit that fills bleachers and sidelines, the WT Bears are on a roll.
LEADING THE WAY, FROM PRE-K THROUGH COLLEGE AND BEYOND.
In fact, WT alumnae/i are making a difference in fields around the world. Yin Yin Ou ’08 Asia Pacific Business Lead, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Stanford University
WT students regularly perform well above benchmark measures in National Merit recognition, SAT/ACT test scores, AP performance, and participation in regional and national competitions, giving them access to the nation’s most selective colleges.
At WT, I did anything I could possibly imagine. Sports. “Theatre. Music. I wanted to dip my toes into everything.
In a recent study, WT’s young alumnae/i reported that their WT experience set them apart from classmates in doing research with professors, contributing to class discussions, leading, collaborating, innovating, and empathizing. Allegheny College American University Bard College Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Bowling Green State University Brandeis University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Colby College Colgate University College of William and Mary Colorado College Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Davidson College Denison University Dickinson College Duke University Duquesne University Emory University Franklin and Marshall College Furman University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgetown University Gordon College Goucher College Harvard University Haverford College Indiana University at Bloomington Ithaca College John Carroll University Johns Hopkins University
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By graduation, I felt like I had taken advantage of all the opportunities, both academically and extracurricularly. This fueled what I would do in college and what I want to keep doing. Without that experience, I don’t think I’d be who I am.
John Prendergast ’03 Director of Supply Chain - Asia, Middle East, Africa, Levi Strauss & Co. University of Pittsburgh, Northeastern University
a community that gave me more opportunities than I’d have “hadWTinwas a big school. I played basketball, danced, performed in the jazz band, and wrote music with Mr. Maione. I graduated with a sense that if there’s something I want to pursue, I can pursue it. I’ve really held on to that, and it plays out at Levi Strauss, where I’m encouraged in my work shaping supply chain strategy to roll out worker programs at our manufacturing and distribution centers. Investments like onsite child care and financial literacy programs can easily make an outsized impact on communities that need it most. It’s something I’ve been very proud of, because in the garment industry we have a responsibility to invest in the success of communities where we conduct business.
Brandilyn Dumas ’99 Real Estate Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, New York Duke University, Fordham University, New York University School of Law
the best parts of WT was working “withOnemyofteachers in a collaborative fashion. Their doors were always open. And I got into the habit of understanding that I had ownership of my own outcomes. So I was naturally able to work more collaboratively with my college professors, and do so now in my professional life and on the board of a charter school in Harlem. I was able to take full advantage of my opportunities.
STARTS WITH INNOVATIVE TEACHING
One history teacher’s experience in a Polish concentration camp inspires an advanced elective on genocide. Another teacher’s study in China leads to a culturally significant partnership with an elementary school in Beijing. And a science teacher, exhilarated by discussions with fifth graders about water quality in Detroit, developed a research-based course to study aquatic habitat health in our own campus pond. In every facet of learning, WT’s faculty is engaging students beyond the classroom. By using real-word problems, advanced technology, and cross-discipline collaborations, WT’s faculty is helping students make powerful connections and synthesize learning from class, research, discussions, and experiences in the community. This innovative approach is how WT’s faculty builds powerful, enduring relationships with students, which fosters intellectual risk-taking and growth.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Just a few of our City as Our Campus Partners: Andy Warhol Museum | Assemble | Attack Theatre | Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve | The Robotics Intstitute of Carnegie Mellon University | Childrenâ€™s Museum of Pittsburgh | City of Asylum | City Theatre Company | GTECH Strategies | Mr. Smalls Recording Studio | Pittsburgh City Council | Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation | Various local authors, artists, entrepreneurs, businessmen, technologists, designers, and more. Check out the full list at www.winchesterthurston.org/cityasourcampus
Winchester Thurston is a nationally recognized coeducational independent school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Pre-K–5 campus in Allison Park and a Pre-K–12 campus in Shadyside. We invite you to visit WT’s dynamic learning environment, where boys and girls in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School achieve at the highest levels in academics, the arts, and athletics. WT has been named a national leader among college preparatory independent schools for innovative teaching, gifted and talented education, and distinctive campus settings. City Campus 555 Morewood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
North Hills Campus 4225 Middle Road Allison Park, PA 15101
To find out more, email us at email@example.com, call 412-578-7518, or visit www.winchesterthurston.org.